In the IT business, it can be difficult to find opportunities to discuss those frequent IT issues that come up in the course of the day, much less trending IT topics. Discussing any of them with your peers and/or industry experts – while enjoying a beer? Wouldn’t that be ideal?
It can and does happen thanks to US Signal’s Beers with Engineers (BWE) events.
Overview of Beers with Engineers
BWE events are meetups in the cities where US Signal’s data centers are located. They’re typically held at local breweries where attendees can participate in networking, panel discussions, and webinars led by US Signal in-house experts and technology partners, demos, and Q&A sessions ─ and enjoy some of the best brews in town courtesy of US Signal.
Each quarter, the events usually focus on a specific topic of interest to IT professionals. That can include anything from IT security to data management. There are no sales pitches. These events are not meant to promote US Signal products and services. They’re about bringing together IT professionals of all levels of experience to discuss common technology interests and issues and share ideas ─ all in a relaxed, social setting.
While the events are typically held “in person,” some situations may require them to be held virtually. If that’s the case, participants will be notified as to where they can pick up their complimentary beer so they can still enjoy a brew while participating from home or the office.
Why Attend Beers with Engineers
There are many reasons to attend BWE events – and not just because of the free beer (although it’s a good reason as well.) Among them, the opportunity to:
Increase your knowledge of and exposure to trending IT topics
Ask questions and get answers and different perspectives from both your peers and industry experts
Learn about different solutions to common IT problems and challenges
Exchange ideas with peers from other organizations
Share your thoughts on various IT topics and issues as well as suggest topics for future BWE events
Participate in live polls or surveys to gather more information on various IT topics
Take advantage of giveaways from BWE sponsors
Network in a relaxed, informal environment
Want to see what you’ve been missing? Check out videos of past sessions here.
However, the best way to discover if a BWE event is worth your while is to attend one. For information on what’s coming up, click on the Events tab on the US Signal website and select Beers with Engineers Meetups in the Categories column to the right. Or get on the list at https://ussignal.com/m/beers-with-engineers.
We look forward to sharing information, ideas, and a beer or two with you.